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RATINGS: 886   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Since its inception in 1985, Americaís Original Pumpkin Ale has become a Fall tradition. Much of Buffalo Billís acclaim originates from this beloved autumn brew. Made with real pumpkin and spices, it has a golden amber color, and the sweet aroma of warm pumpkin pie, 6% ABV.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Very sweet aroma, highlighted with pumpkin spice and clove. The Head was light beige, but it faded fast and left a small ring of bubbles around the rim. The body is an orangish tan. Strong spicey taste, it is the pumpkin spice that is most present. MIght be better in a cold fall evening, but not that great for a cool spring evening.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2006
23.09.06 12oz bottle. Originally brewed by George Washington, my foot. Orange-copper-amber color looks much like the marzens Iíve been drinking all day. Small beige head fades quickly. Aroma is spicy but not very beery - thereís lots of pie spice, especially clove, and itís reminding me of spiced gumdrops and sawdust. The flavor is also not very beery, again dominated by spice, but the spice is not overpowering - itís just that the beer doesnít have much oomph on its own. Way overcarbonated, itís prickly and that is not a good match with the sharp clove. Something vegetal emarges with temp, that must be the pumpkin, but itís quite mild and not offensive.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mcnally (114) - Burbank, California, USA - DEC 1, 2006
This was my first pumpkin ale and I was mostly disappointed. Itís pretty much all spice and no pumpkin as far as the flavor goes. Aroma of spice, some banana, cloves. A lot of carbonation. I donít know if Iíll be able to finish the 6íer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2007
this had slight pumpkin flavor, better than some, hints of a few spice, not a bad autumn brew, ive had both better and worse.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2008
bottle pours golden/copper with a thick white head. Aroma of light spices, cinnamon, aroma reminded more of a mix between orange/pumpkin. Taste, malty, sweet. Maybe too sweet for a pumpkin ale. Very weak taste of pumpkin. As with the Buffalo Bill’s Orange Blossom, you get this mix hops/yeast that gives you the impression of drinking a soapy soda. I am still wondering where the pumpkin and the spices went? Just too weak, missing a good kick.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2008
Pours a murky orangish gold in color. Only a little froth on the pour, other than that, no head at all. Smell is slight pumpkin, but lots of spice and a whole lot of lager notes. Taste is smoked pumpkin. There are some definite smoky notes that I don’t quite understand. Lots of carbonation and prickliness in the mouthfeel. Being a pumpkin beer, there are still a bunch of other pumpkin beers I’d take over this.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ARMed (625) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2008
Spicy nutmeg tasting. Very similar to pumpkin pie. Overall the appearance was disappointing. No head and a soda like carbonation. Very generic with no body. Fair at best

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2002
This beer is interesting to say the least. It is something that I have never tried or tasted before. It is like a pumpkin pie in liquid form. Maybe if they added vanilla to it, it might taste better. Just a thought though because I donít like pumpkin pie without vanilla ice-cream.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
baobubba (454) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - NOV 26, 2002
The aroma of this beer was very appealing - nutmeg and ginger(?), kind of spicy. But that is where it all ends with this beer. It seemed over carbonated and watery. It was similar in flavor to a not-so-sweet ginger ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
thehoff (598) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2004 Cannot compare to Olde Peninsula's Pumpkin Ale. Great bouquet but has a tendency to taste like flavored soda water toward the end of the beer. The finish is smooth but leaves a taste of spices in your mouth for hours. Re-rate, the more I have the more I disclike it. Too bad I bought a six pack. Re-rate: I cannot finish the six pack and must lower the rating. The aroma and appearance are great so I really can't lower them but overall the beer is just too much. Fizzy flavored water. Blah.

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